VMware vCenter Mobile Access Up and Running

Posted: July 12, 2009 in Recommended, VMware

I blogged a short time ago about VMware’s virtual appliance “vCenter Mobile Access”, below are some of the points explaining what it lets you do from the comfort of your very own phone.

  • Search for virtual machines in your data center
  • Migrate virtual machines from one host to another using vMotion
  • Execute recovery plans using VMware Site Recovery Manager
  • Access Scheduled Tasks, Alarms and Events
  • And much more…

I recently got a Blackberry storm which was reason enough for me to spend an hour getting the new virtual appliance up and running.

I thought id post a couple of screen shots showing it in action.

You can see here the main page requests the name of the Virtual Center server, Username and Password.

vcma

The next image shows the options available once logged in.

vcma2

Ive played around doing searches and vMotions of virtual machines from my phone and I must say its very cool.

For security reasons I would probably not recommend making the virtual appliance web page available externally, but with BES (Blackberry Enterprise Server) you don’t need to bother. The key here is that VCMA is web based, so almost any portable device/phone could be used.

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